The 13th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival invites professional and amateur filmmakers to submit for consideration films ranging from 3 to 60 minutes. (as a one-night festival with limited airtime, the VAST majority of accepted submissions are between 3 and 20 minutes)
Films should center on BICYCLE TRAVEL of any type, whether an organized tour or a solo exploration. The destination can be domestic or international.
The Festival’s mission is to inspire attendees to explore by bicycle. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, there’s nothing that recharges and expands horizons like bicycle travel. The Festival will increase awareness and appreciation for bicycle travel by showcasing independent films that depict the adventure, humor, and growth inherent in two-wheeled journeys. We seek films that portray a broad range of experiences – destinations ranging from small African villages to a campground 30 miles from home; solo travel or a family reunion on bicycles; an organized tour from inn to inn or a shoestring jaunt with tent and sleeping bag. Ours is the ONLY film festival in the USA that focuses specifically on bicycle travel.
Film distinctions are awarded in the following categories
• Grand Jury prize
• Audience prize
• Bay State prize, for the best film submitted by a Massachusetts resident
• Weekender Prize, for the best film depicting a journey of under 48 hours
Guidelines and Restrictions
First of all: THIS IS A FESTIVAL FOCUSING ON TRAVEL BY BICYCLE. If your film does NOT involve travel by bicycle, then this is not a good place for your submission. :)
We allow submissions from 3 to 60 minutes. However, as a one-night festival with limited airtime, the VAST majority of accepted submissions are between 3 and 20 minutes.
Ciclismo Classico’s selection committee reserves the right to determine inappropriate content, such as violence, hate speech, defamation, or pornography; if any content is deemed by the committee to be such, the film will be rejected
The festival will consider all films regardless of any commercial, theatrical or television play in the US.
All films in a language other than English MUST be subtitled in English for festival presentation.
Works-in-progress will be considered. PLEASE NOTE: Upon acceptance, filmmakers must deliver final format for festival screening.
No regular submissions can be greater than 60 minutes in length, or less than 3 minutes
Terms and Conditions
Filmmakers retain the copyright of their film.
Ciclismo Classico reserves the right to use in perpetuity excerpts of submitted films, trailers, and all information and materials submitted within the press kit for any and all promotional purposes without further compensation or liability.
Use of completed film submissions for any purpose(s) is at the sole discretion of Ciclismo Classico, which reserves the right to determine final Festival programming.
The submitter expressly warrants that it has obtained all necessary copyright clearances for original works of authorship used in the film, and all rights and clearances necessary to exhibit the film.
The submitter shall indemnify and hold harmless the 13th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, Fees, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s Fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos submitted, and any claims arising out of or in connection with the exhibition of the film.
The 13th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.